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Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
to appear as though we're ignoring the other multitude of factors that relate here. technology globalization. as you point out as the percentage of workers in unions has dissipated. only 7% are in unions in the work force the power of unions has withered and the negotiating power of workers has diminished compared to their employers capital and that, of course, has been reflected in wages. that's basic economics. >> it is also politics, eliot. because as the percentage of workers and unions have declined unions themselves have had less political clout to do things in washington to get things done on behalf of average working people. so, for example as globalization and technological change has affected the structure of the work force there's been no loud, organized force in washington that has said essentially no! we've got to have job retraining. we've got to have better education. we've got to have profit sharing. we have to have productivity sharing. we've got to have arrangements that while not counteracti
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00am PST
of historical antecedents way back when. one thing that has changed of course is technology. it's one thing to own a musket and another an missile. one thing that did arise in the heller case, the justice recognized that there were qualitative differences that would permit the government to say look, the fact you can bear arms doesn't mean we are going to let you bear any arms or an anti aircraft missile. does that create latitude to say we don't want you to have an automatic weapon? >> machine guns have been banned for 30 years. not any weapon is appropriate for self defense in the home. all the supreme court said is that you have a right to have a handgun in your home for self defense. they didn't say you have a right to have any kind of gun like an assault weapon and didn't say you have any right to take that gun out on to the public street and carry it with you. there are still a lot of questions to be answered by the supreme court on the scope of the second alternate. at least today as we understand it it does not ban from limiting magazines. >> background searches, limiting sale of se
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
with clean energy technologies. the answer is we need leadership. if the united states could meet its commitment that obama made, then we could go at international negotiations, and develop an agreement. i think the chinese understand that ultimately building all these coal plants is going to hurt them more than us because they've got more people. they've got a lot of people along the coast lines. they have a lot of people living in very dry arid conditions that will just get drier. they have a lot of mouths to feed and they're drawing down their aquifers. i think if the u.s. were in a position to show some leadership to say we're going to reduce emissions, now china get off your butt and you reduce emission, then i think you could see a global deal. obviously if the richest country in the world, which is is the biggest cumulative polluter refuses to lead, you can hardly expect poorer countries too do so. >> eliot: it has not really accomplished anything but you're right. there is no way to anticipate success if we do not take the first step and say as wealthy as we are we cannot affo
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